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Pekin - Cassandra Renea "Cassie" Allen, 28, of Pekin, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
She was born Jan. 11, 1988, in Peoria to Donald and Dawn (Zehr) Allen.
Surviving are the love of her life, Rob Chism of Pekin and her two children, Lyla and Liam; her father, Don (Paula) Allen of Bloomington; her mother, Dawn (Paul) Barnes of Mackinaw; three sisters, Rebecca (Jason) Kern of Creve Coeur, Jennifer Meline of Tolono, Ill., and Angela Bosworth of Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepbrothers, Mike Barnes of Pana, Ill., and Jeremy (Amy) Barnes of Taylorville, Ill.; her grandparents, Patricia and Byron Zehr of Mackinaw and Marjorie Allen of Deer Creek; and her nieces and nephews, Katelyn, Abigail, Owen, Jocelyn, Cole, Megan, Sabreana, Kasey, Blake, Aydan, Avery, Sawyer and Noah.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William Paul Allen.
She was a 2006 graduate of Morton High School and attended Illinois Central College.
Cassie had been a manager at McDonald's in Pekin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Bueltmann officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Deer Creek.


Memorials may be made to the Allen Children Educational Fund for her children, Lyla and Liam, in care of CEFCU, Account #1463482.